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Paper cadavers : the archives of dictatorship in Guatemala

Author: Kirsten Weld
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: American encounters/global interactions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Paper Cadavers, an inside account of the astonishing discovery and rescue of Guatemala's secret police archives, Kirsten Weld probes the politics of memory, the wages of the Cold War, and the stakes of historical knowledge production. After Guatemala's bloody thirty-six years of civil war (1960-1996), silence and impunity reigned. That is, until 2005, when human rights investigators stumbled on the archives of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Weld
ISBN: 9780822355977 0822355973 9780822356028 0822356023
OCLC Number: 846889381
Description: xvi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Excavating Babylon --
Archival culture, state secrets, and the archive wars --
How the guerrillero became an archivist --
Building counterinsurgency archives --
Recycling the National Police in war, peace, and post-peace --
Revolutionary lives in the archives --
Archives and the next generation(s) --
Changing the law of what can be said, and done --
The possibilities and limitations of archival thinking.
Series Title: American encounters/global interactions.
Responsibility: Kirsten Weld.

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In 2005, human rights investigators stumbled on the archives of Guatemala's National Police. In Paper Cadavers, Kirsten Weld tells the story of the astonishing discovery and rescue of 75 million  Read more...
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"Kirsten Weld's Paper Cadavers is an extraordinary book. It is a multistranded tale of intrigue, of power, and of struggle skillfully woven together by the author.... Paper Cadavers is a first-rate Read more...

 
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